Bison Tallow Popcorn
There are many reasons I don't get popcorn when I'm at a movie theater- not only are the portion sizes of even the smallest box ridiculously big, but the reason they smell so good is because of artificial chemicals like diacetyl. Even though with microwave popcorn, you can control the portion sizes, there's still diacetyl but there's also PFOA, a chemical that lines a microwave popcorn bag.
This is why I only eat the popcorn that already is popped and you can eat straight from the bag.
But then I read an article somewhere online about how people use bacon fat or even coconut oil to cook popcorn from scratch and bison tallow is very similar to coconut oil and bacon fat. After all, melted tallow is just like any kind of oil used in cooking. Plus I had some leftover buffalo jerky and buffalo wing seasoning I wanted to use up.
It's amazing how such a little an amount of kernels like 1/4 cup produces a large number of popcorn- 8 cups! So that means, the kernels expand 32 times their size. That's pretty cool.
But even the smallest bags of popcorn kernels found at the supermarket make 7 quarts of popcorn or something like that, so there probably will be more popcorn videos on this channel in the future!
When the popcorn was cooking, it smelled like the kind you get at the movie theater yet even though they smelled buttery, they were bland without any salt or butter and I learned the buffalo wing seasoning(or any seasoning) doesn't really stick to the popcorn itself unless you top them with melted butter first.
It's also really fascinating to see the kernels pop and turn into popcorn- I mean that's a show in itself, it's that mesmerizing!
The popcorn tasted slightly spicy but what was interesting was that the bison tallow made the seasoning slightly sweet when combined with the butter and salt, which is a winning, snackable combination right there! The tallow must have some sort of unknown property in it that does this.
Yet when my dad tried it, he said it tasted like ordinary popcorn, which to him isn't a bad thing actually! He must've taken one of the pieces untouched by the butter, salt, or seasoning.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A small bowl
Popcorn maker(see HELPFUL LINK)
For the popcorn:
3 tbsp. bison tallow
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
Buffalo wing seasoning to taste
Salt to taste
Melted butter to taste
1. Melt the tallow in a small bowl in the microwave for 40-50 seconds.
2. Take the lid and bowl off the popcorn maker. Pour the kernels and then the melted tallow into the base of the maker. Put the bowl back on the popcorn maker, plug in the machine, and press the on button. Enjoy the (popping popcorn) show!
3. Leave the machine on until you hear no more popping. At that point, unplug the machine and put the lid on. Turn the popcorn maker upside down and detach the base from the bowl.
4. Add the buffalo wing seasoning, salt, and melted butter to your liking. Bon appetit!
4/26/2018 11:52:22 pm
Popcorn cooked in bacon fat sounds like heaven
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